The advanced Master’s degree course aims at professionals working in the social, psychological, cultural and pedagogical fields at national and international level or who aspire to a career in these fields. The curriculum is composed of a core course that is mandatory for all students, a self-selected practical project and the final thesis. The main topics are migration, flight and globalisation, anti-racist (educational) work, mediation and conflict transformation, and psychosocial approaches in working with refugees and in conflict regions.
The University Programme Cultural Relations and Migration is a job-related academic continuing education programme and therefore requires a first professional degree (240 ECTS) and initial practical work experience.
Formal requirements for admission are:
- A completed university degree (social sciences or humanities) with 240 ECTS. Students who can prove a total of 300 credit points, including previous university studies, are awarded the Master of Arts (M.A.).
- First professional experience after graduation.
- Advanced knowledge of English and German
Your knowledge of English should be sound, as some of the courses are held in English. For applicants whose native language is not German, proof of German language skills at DSH 1 level is required at this stage.
Prior to your application, we invite you to attend one of our information evenings or to arrange an individual interview.
For your application for admission to the university course, please send us the following documents:
- a CV in tabular form
- a letter of motivation (1/2 A4 page)
- a certificate of higher education entrance qualification
- University transcript of records of your first degree and, if applicable, any other academic achievements you have already made.
During a personal admission interview, the applicant’s motivation for studying and the goals associated with the degree programme will be discussed. Individual questions about the degree programme can be clarified.
Study Structure and Contents
Folder English MACR (PDF)
Qualification Profile and Competences
Students acquire competences for the scientific and practical treatment of theoretical and practical problems from the fields of Cultural Relations and Migration.
Students acquire competences in the field of research and practice in the subject areas:
- Diversity, Citizenship and Intercultural Education
- Discrimination and racism
- Anti-racist educational work
- Psychosocial approaches in work in conflict regions
- Psychosocial approaches in work with refugees
- Mediation and conflict transformation
- Migration, flight and globalisation
The students have planned, implemented and evaluated their own practical projects, deepening and applying their knowledge in the field of target group-oriented project management. They acquire action competences that can be applied in programmes and institutions.
A Master’s thesis is required for the successful completion of the programme.
Occupational Fields and Career Opportunities
The continuing education programme qualifies students for work in inter/transcultural education and social management with a focus on migration, anti-discrimination work, psychosocial conflict work and work with refugees and the immigration society, mediation and conflict transformation. The qualifications acquired in the university course enable students to develop and implement their own concepts and programme ideas and to take on functions in educational institutions, psychosocial institutions and in (inter)national, governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Tuition fees from winter semester 21/22: € 3,800 for the academic year.
Tuition fees are due at the beginning of each semester, after receipt of invoice. The total tuition fees are limited to the number of semesters of the standard duration of study (2 semesters). An extension of the study programme by 1 year does not increase the total costs of the study programme.
Contact Finance and Controlling
Tel: +43 1 798 40 98 304
Opening and telephone hours: Mon-Thu: 10 am – 3 pm / Fri: 10 am – 3 pm only by phone
Vienna, Freudplatz 1, 3rd floor, room 3002
The University Programme Cultural Relations and Migration was accredited by the Austrian Accreditation Council in 2016.
All SFU Accreditation Reports are available on the website of SFU Vienna.
Contact and Registration
Please feel free to register for an info talk directly with
Dr. Christina Ayazi
Phone: 0049 (0)30 69579728-18
Dr. Christina Ayazi on the Master’s course in Cultural Relations and Migration (video in German):
Participants of the university course Cultural Relations and Migration: